Thursday, 17 February 2011

C30, C60, C80s! Brilliant Night Out for a good cause. 27th February.-

Eighties is not vintage, anyone who tells you that is after your money. The eighties were fun though and I know what I am talking about having teenaged my way through it. It is probably the last decade to have a distinctive stylistic character which can be applied to fashion, music, architecture and graphic design. As a period it was a real rollercoaster, you can think of Thatcher and yuppies but most of us were poor, unemployed and very pissed off.
On the other hand it was an era when you knew how to have a really good time and to hell with anyone who tried to stop you. Want to waft around Clapham looking like a zombie rag doll, fine.  Feel like dancing to German Industrial music dressed as a 17th century cardinal? Who was going to stop you.  Also it seems to me to be the last era when people demonstrated against things that didn’t attack their pockets (yes students I am talking about you), like bombs and dismantling entire sections of the economy.  I suspect it might have been one of the last periods that was a really good laugh… even if it was fuelled by gallows humour and very cheap cider.

A very good opportunity to celebrate it, whether you were there or not is presenting itself on the 27th. The details are below. I can wholeheartedly endorse this event. Not only is it for a very good cause but I know the organisers personally and they put a great deal of thought and effort into everything they do. If helping out the hospice is not enough, the line-up of performers includes the best cabaret around, the venue is atmospheric and has pub prices and there are lots of good prizes.

On the dressing up front there is great fun to be had, your vintage best would be fine, back then the Wag Club was adrift in zoot suits and forties rolls, how about New Romantic excess? Ska boy skin head cool? I seldom need much encouragement to go back to type: Goth. If you weren’t around this may be your chance to see if you would have liked the look and sound of it at least.  Please go. Details below:

Miss Rose Thorne & Beyond The Cabaret


for one night only...
C30, C60, C80s, GO!

A Charity Night Of 1980's Inspired Burlesque & Cabaret
Hosted by Benjamin Van Louche

Starring many of the UK's top cabaret & burlesque performers!

Sunday 27th February, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Pollard Row, E2

Doors 7pm ~ Show 8pm ~ Tickets £10

C30, C60, C80s, GO! A pop-a-ramic evening of the best (and worst!) the 1980s had to offer, all squeezed into the skin-tight jeans of a plethora of top-flight and frenetic cabaret & burlesque acts! Think pouting New Romantic chic meets the seething discontent of 3 million unemployed! Think unfeasibly big hair, Rubik's cubes, ZX Spectrums and shoulder pads you could land a plane on!

ALL proceeds from the night are going to The Ayrshire Hospice.

Fancy Chance, Mat Fraser, Rod Lightning, Crimson Skye, Kiki Kaboom, Sienna Lately, VJ Spankie, Ginger Blush, Honey Wilde, Kitten von Strumpet, Becky Boobala, Khandie Kisses, Ooh La Lou, Liberty Pink, Tom Baker, Mat Ricardo, Rosy Cheeks,and more!!!

PLUS 80S DISCO TIL LATE, with sounds from the likes of:
Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, The Associates, The Smiths, Adam & The Ants, Visage, The Human League, Japan, The Teardrop Explodes, The Jam, The Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen, Blondie, Spandau Ballet, Bow Wow Wow, Ultravox, Soft Cell, A Flock Of Seagulls, Tears For Fears, The Cure, Talk Talk, OMD, Yazoo, Fad Gadget, ABC...

If you cannot go perhaps donate some sponduliks, by going here:
Minn x


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Unknown said...

*sigh* If only it wasn't the *shudders* East End. I don't do East.

Vintage Scans said...

This sounds even more nightmarish than a modern club, you crazy woman.


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